BMT Class October 2023
Novice nurses begin to learn the care of the BMT patient during orientation and can often focus on the tasks that need to be completed. This class was designed because with more experience, nurses can begin to understand the rationale behind their actions and better work with the interdisciplinary team to provide quality patient care. BMT class provides the foundational knowledge needed to be successful in caring for BMT patients and their families.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- define hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation (HPCT) and hematopoietic progenitor cells by the end of this course.
- describe the types of HPCT and HPC sources, and indications for HPCT.
- describe the indication and usage of mesenchymal cells.
- list indications for HPCT and best explain to patient and families
- describe hematopoietic progenitor cell sources.
- define human leukocyte antigen (HLA)
- identify specimens used for HLA typing by the end of this course.
- describe to a patient/family by the end of this course the components of a patient evaluation for potential HPCT.
- identify safety issues in pediatric apheresis, and when to involve the professional practice team for additional support.
- describe the differences between acute and chronic graft vs. host disease (GVHD).
- describe nursing assessment and intervention for the care of the patient with GVHD
- describe HPCT acute toxicities.
- describe nursing assessment and intervention for the care of the patient with HPCT acute toxicities.
- describe advances in new therapies with dendritic cell and immune therapies.
- describe the process of donor identification and selection for allogenic marrow, peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC), and cord blood transplant.
- discuss the purpose of pre-transplant evaluation for HPCT patients by the end of this course.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 15 contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 15.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 15.00 Attendance